Bontrager Big Earl Wheelset Wheelset

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

Price: $250-$300

  • Highly adaptable and super strong freeride wheelset will take on the big stuff
  • 32mm wide, single-cavity aluminum rim with welded seam provides excellent strength and support
  • Hubs come stock with 6-bolt disc mounts but are adaptable to oversized centerlock (Saint) rotors (See hub parts section for details)
  • 5mm quick release and 10mm or 12mm thru axles are adaptable to any size using adapter kits (See hub parts section for details)
  • Brass locking nipples; Presta valve


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by FRidekid a Weekend Warrior from Las Vegas,NV

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2010

    Strengths:    Stiff, solid, comes with adaptor for front axle. Either 20 mm or qr can be used

    Weaknesses:    Engagement

    Bottom Line:   
    These wheels are a good deal at the right price, but the engagement is terrible. I counted ten clicks, while doing one complete revolution of the freehub by hand. Other than that, good solid basic stuff. I would not pay retail that Bonty wants for these!

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything on the dirt

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $150.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Mag 30, wtb, rhyno lites, ditch witch

    Bike Setup:   Transition Preston, 66, Big earls

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Helibike a Downhiller from Lnagley B.C. Canada

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

    Strengths:    Light, Stiff,

    Weaknesses:    Spokes break, double cross laced.

    Bottom Line:   
    Decent wheel good for hard FR or recreationalDH but probably wont last a good DH racer longer than a couple of races.

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    Favorite Trail:   Aline, Freight train

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $3600.00

    Purchased At:   South Shore Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Mavic 729 on Hadley w DT champ

    Bike Setup:   Session 88 w 888 WC

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Random Tox a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2008

    Strengths:    Very sturdy and true.

    Weaknesses:    Engagement points.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good strength to weight. Have taken much abuse but are perfectly straight. They weigh about the same as my sun MTX rims on Hadley hubs.

    Some nice engineering makes them versatile. Can be converted between QR, 10 mm bolt on, and 150x12 mm bolt on with factory kits, and ISO or Shimano rotor compatible.

    (I estimate) these are about the same weight or slightly lighter than my Hadly/MTX wheels and just as strong. They are much lighter than my Azonic Outlaws.

    These would be my default ride but I prefer the faster engagement of a higher end hub.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Came on a used renta

    Similar Products Used:   Hadley/MTX custom set. Azonic Outlaws.

    Bike Setup:   '05 Trek Session 77, Formula Oro k24 brakes, Marzocchi 66 ata...

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    Big Earl Wheelset Tubeless?

    Has anyone set these up tubeless? How? Success? Failure? I usually do gorilla tape tubeless with my non UST rims but these rims are fairly wide. Not sure if the tape will fill in the right amount or else I would have to try 20" schrader tubeless. Chime in Thanks!Read More »

    Breaking Spokes on Bontrager Big Earl Wheelset

    [IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/ratcamaro/MTB/sessiondevilsd.jpg[/IMG] I ride a 2009 Trek Session 88 and have been breaking rear spokes every ride on one paticular drop. It's about a 6-8 ft. drop. [IMG]http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b246/ratcamaro/MTB/bigearl.jpg[/IMG] I w ... Read More »

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